Awarded for workplace safety
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2016) — ORBIS Corporation, a sustainable reusable packaging manufacturer in Georgetown, today was presented a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award.
“One year ago, ORBIS approached the Labor Cabinet regarding ways they could enhance their safety culture,” Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “Today, I’m here to recognize the results of this dedication to workplace safety and present them with the coveted SHARP status — an achievement that one of only 22 businesses in Kentucky can claim out of 115,000 eligible business establishments. Congratulations to the hardworking men and women of ORBIS, and we look forward to the opportunity to partner with them for many more years to come.”
SHARP Awards are based on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) On-site Consultation Program which provides free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses across the country.
While companies must meet the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KYOSH) standards for the program, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, including the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Division of Education & Training, certifies the achievement. Kentucky has operated its own federally-approved Occupational Safety and Health program for more than 40 years.
KYOSH consultants work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs. Priority is given to high-hazard worksites in industries such as manufacturing and construction.
The SHARP certification also enables companies to save money by reducing workers’ compensation, medical, training, and other costs associated with injuries and illnesses.